Guthook Guides help you get to the places you’ve dreamed of! Explore the most popular hiking and biking trails around the world with your own personal handheld trail guide.
*** NEW SOCIAL FEATURE: Invite friends and family to follow you on your hike. Drop check-ins along the trail and leave message updates to let your followers know you’re safe. Adjust your privacy settings, approve followers, request to follow other hikers, and manage check-ins in the new Social Feed menu.
Each guide works completely offline, even in airplane mode. It uses your mobile device’s internal GPS to display your location and guide you along the trail no matter where you are. Whether you go on a day hike, section hike, or thru hike, Guthook Guides will help you find your way without getting lost on the trail. The majority of thru-hikers use our app on America’s Triple Crown trails which include the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail.
Guthook Guides has your adventure covered with detailed maps showing your exact GPS location, thousands of miles of trail routes, and over 10,000 waypoint details. All of the data for our trails is collected by trusted individuals and partners, and is kept up to date.
Let Guthook guide your next adventure!
- Works offline, no data or internet required after initial setup
- Keep your friends and family up to date by checking in and sharing your location
- Detailed maps including GPS location, detailed routes, and waypoints
- Elevation profile view to see when your next big climb is
- Create your own custom route to plan your trip with the route builder tool
- Stay informed by reading real-time waypoint comments by other hikers and leave your own
- Choose from multiple offline map sets
- Waypoints are plotted on the main trail, approach trails, side trails, and elevation profile
- View waypoint details and photos with up to date comments left by other hikers
- Waypoints include: water sources, shelters, campsites, road crossings, trailheads, junctions, viewpoints, peaks, parking, and many others
- Town guides include: accommodation, restaurants, resupply, laundry, post offices, shops, historical sites, and more
US NATIONAL SCENIC TRAILS
- Appalachian Trail
- Pacific Crest Trail
- Continental Divide Trail - The official app of the Continental Divide Trail Coalition
- Arizona Trail - The official app of the Arizona Trail Association
- Pacific Northwest Trail - The official app of the Pacific Northwest Trail Association
- Ice Age Trail - The official app of the Ice Age Trail Alliance
- The Florida Trail - In collaboration with Florida Hikes
US REGIONAL TRAILS
- The John Muir Trail
- The Colorado Trail - The official app of The Colorado Trail Foundation
- The Wonderland Trail - In partnership with Tami Asars (in Mt Rainier National Park)
- Tahoe Rim Trail
- Mount Whitney Trail
- Buckeye Trail
- Mid State Trail
- Benton Mackaye Trail
- The Long Trail (Vermont)
- The White Mountains (New Hampshire and Maine)
- Baxter State Park (Maine)
- The Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway (New Hampshire)
- Acadia National Park (Maine)
- San Jacinto Trail system
- Arkansas trails: Ouachita Trail, Buffalo River Trail, Eagle Rock Loop, Ozark Highlands Trail
- Many State Parks and mountain areas across New England
- Camino de Santiago - Camino Frances (St James' Way in Spain)
- Camino del Norte
- Te Araroa (New Zealand's National Hiking Trail)
- Great Divide Trail - The official app of the Great Divide Trail
- Croatian Long Distance Trail
- Janapar Trail
- Jordan Trail
- Trailblazer British Walking Guides: Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, Hadrian’s Wall Path, Cotswold Way, West Highland Way, South Downs Way, and Ridgeway
- Australia and New Zealand: Bibbulmun Track, Overland Track, Three Capes Track, Cape to Cape, Larapinta Trail
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com
v9.2.5: Fixed some more little bugs. We just keep finding them!
As always, if you have trouble please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Awesome Waypoint Feature Update
Guthook has been my go-to app for AT hiking since day one!!! I even carry the printed guide as backup for the phone. I opened the app for the first time in a while for my next hike and was very pleased to see such a useful feature update in an already amazing app.
The only thing I would ask for is it would be nice to be able to display distances between waypoints with the starting waypoint set to zero.
See, I use routes to plan the section and waypoints to break the section up into daily goals. It would be very useful to surface data on my progress through the day. I know I could create a whole new route for each day of the hike but this makes it more difficult to see the big picture of overall progress. It would be great to see the overall section broken down into easy to view daily goals in a similar way as the full route. Kinda like, mini or, sub-routes.
Developer Response ,
Hi Lunuxian. Thanks for the feedback, and the suggestion. If you'd like to get in touch with more specifics of what you'd like in the measurement feature, please give us a shout at email@example.com. We have an ongoing list of projects to start soon, and it sounds like some of those ideas could fit into what we're already thinking about.
What a difference this app makes on a thru hike! Although it does take away a bit of the spontaneous adventure out of a hike, it’s more than necessary for the modern interpretation of a thru hike. Being able to plan out your day with accurate up to date information makes it possible to push all the way until dark and not worry about water or a flat spot to camp. The aspect of a community is also great with the ability to easily add your own input and look back on what previous generations of hikers had to say. You’ll see some sweet hidden gems along the trail because of this!
I love the concept for the big trails, and I won’t ever attempt a thru hike without something like it. However, I give 4 stars because there is still a lot of room for improvement. Even in the couple years I’ve had the app they’ve made some good changes, but it still feels a bit awkward navigating through the app on occasion and some features feel a bit lazy. I’m sure as more and more folks start to flood the trails who are used to the constant influence of technology the app will feel pressure to change.
Overall it serves the purpose great, and the GPS feature could literally be a life saver. Just don’t get too caught up in the constant updates on mileage.
Developer has lost focus
This app was written to support backcountry hikers going long distances with minimal contact with internet. The current developer seems focused on a money grab of section hikers. Updates to the app break more than they fix (and we’re talking basic stuff like crashes and inability to look at adjacent waypoints). This ignores the obvious API misuse of basic features (CoreLocation use is wrong: blue bar should not show on exit; MapKit use is wrong: app should indicate its drawing an opaque base tile rather than asking Apple to download its own map only to be covered up).
Worse, the developer takes money for trails like the Te Araroa and doesn’t even bother to incorporate the freely available data in a way that’s actually navigable. As an example, the Trust notes (the basis for the trail) describe how to make it from on side of Rakaia River to the other. The gpx, however, does not include this because it’s not official. This, in turn, means Guthook/Atlas does not include a continuous footpath. The app is so stingy about providing base map data that there isn’t even enough detail to find it on your own, forcing you to use a third source of info (the Trust maps).
It might very well be worth your money to buy a trail because when it does work it’s quite convenient, but the app quality is in a downward spiral.
In-App PurchasesSee All
- Atlas Guides LLC
- 45.4 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2020 Atlas Guides, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- AT Section 1: GA/NC $8.99
- Guthook's Appalachian Trail $59.99
- AT Section 5: PA & MD $8.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.